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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1880

Vol. III
p329
2831

(Born N. Y.)

John L. Chamberlin

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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Born Geneseo, NY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1876, to June 12, 1880, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, June 12, 1880.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., Sep. 30, 1880, to Nov. 10, 1881, — Alcatraz Island, Cal., to Dec. 1, 1882, — at the Torpedo School, Willet's Point, N. Y., Jan. 1 to June 30, 1883; in garrison at Alcatraz Island, Cal., to Oct. 1, 1883, — and Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to July 20, 1884; on leave of absence, to Aug. 28, 1884; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Aug. 28, 1884, to Aug. 28, 1888, — Instructor of Cavalry Tactics, Dec. 17, 1884, to Aug. 28, 1885, — and Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Aug. 28, 1885 (on sick leave of absence, Dec. 31, 1887, to Apr. 21, 1888), to Feb.,

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Aug. 14, 1887)

1889; and in garrison at the Artillery School for Practice, Ft. Monroe, Va., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p325
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(John Loomis Chamberlain)1

Military History. — Served: At Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Va. (Graduate, 1890), Sept. 1, 1888 to July 22, 1890. — Washington Navy Yard, D. C., July 23, 1890 to March 30, 1892. — With Light Battery E, 1st Artillery, at Pine Ridge Agency, N. D., from Jan. 9 to Jan. 20, 1891. — Chief Ordnance Officer, Department of Missouri, April 20, 1892 to Aug. 1, 1893. — Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., Aug. 7, 1893 to Jan. 9, 1895. — Instructor of Military Science and Tactics, Peekskill Military Academy, N. Y., Jan. 9, 1895 to July 24, 1896. — At Fort Sheridan, and Washington Barracks, D. C., Oct. 1, 1896 to July 2, 1897. — Military Attaché, Vienna, Austria, Aug. 20, 1897 to May 20, 1898. — Recruiting, New York City, June 8 to July 14, 1898. — With Siege Artillery Train, Tampa, Fla., as Adjutant and Ordnance Officer, July 18 to Aug. 23, 1898.

(Major and Chief Ordnance Officer, U. S. Volunteers, July 18, 1898)

— Ordnance Officer, Siege Artillery Train, Aug. 1 to Aug. 23, 1898. — Chief Ordnance Officer, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, Aug. 24 to Oct. 30, 1898. — Adjutant-General, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, Sept. 22 to Oct. 30, 1898. — Chief Mustering Officer, 7th Army Corps, Aug. 25 to Oct. 30, 1898. — Sick leave of absence, from Oct. 30, 1898 to Feb. 11, 1899.

(Captain of Artillery, 1st Artillery, March 2, 1899)

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, April 12, 1899)

— Feb. 11 to April 12, 1899, awaiting orders in Washington, D. C. — (Adjutant, 1st Artillery, from April 18, 1899 to –––––)

Vol. V
p303
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. —

(Adjutant, 1st Artillery, April 18, 1899 to Nov., 1900)

(Major, Inspector-General, Nov. 10, 1900)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Inspector-General, March 1, 1901)

— In Office of the Inspector-General, Washington, D. C., Nov., 1900 to April, 1901; Headquarters, Department of California, April, 1901 to Oct., 1902; Inspector-General of Department of Mindanao, P. I., Dec., 1902 to June,

 p304  (Colonel, Inspector-General, Nov. 21, 1904)

1903; of Philippines Division, until Jan., 1905; in Office of the Inspector-General, Washington, D. C., April, 1905, to Dec., 1906; Inspector-General, Pacific Division, Dec., 1906 to June 30, 1907; Inspector-General, Department of the East, Aug., 1907 to –––––; Inspector-General, Division of the Philippines, from –––, 1909 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p288
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(John Loomis Chamberlain, Born Jan. 20, 1858.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Inspector-General, Nov. 21, 1904.

Inspector-General, Department of the East, August, 1907, to July, 1909; Inspector-General, Division of the Philippines, September, 1909 to August, 1911; Department Inspector, Western Department, September, 1911, to August, 1912; (at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., taking special course at School of the Line, Jan. 1 to March, 1912); at Army War College, Washington, D. C., September, 1912, to June, 1913; Department Inspector, Western Department, June, 1913, to September, 1914; Department Inspector, Eastern Department, September, 1914, to February, 1917;

(Inspector-General, U. S. A., Brigadier-General, Feb. 21, 1917)

(Inspector-General, U. S. A., Major-General, Oct. 6, 1917)

 p289  in France, inspecting American Expeditionary Force, July 9 to Sept. 10, 1918;

Awarded

Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous service. As Inspector-General of the Army he has, by his highly responsible services, materially contributed to the efficiency of all departments and bureaus of the military establishment, and to the success­ful execution of the military program."

Vol. VII
p166
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Major-General, U. S. A., Inspector-General, Oct. 6, 1917.

At Washington, D. C., to June, 1920; in Europe inspecting American Forces in Germany, the Graves Registration and other activities pertaining to the War Department, to Oct., 1920; at Washington, D. C., to

Returned to Grade of Colonel, Feb. 21, 1921.

Major-GeneralInspector-General, Mar. 28, 1921.

July 6, 1921; on leave of absence in Central Europe and the near East, visiting all of the Balkan States, Constantinople, Turkey, Syria, Palestine and Egypt, to Nov. 6, 1921.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 6, 1921,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

 p167  Civil History: — After retirement, made an extensive tour of Europe and the Near East in the interests of the Quaker Oats Company of Chicago.

Vol. VIII
p59
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., Dec. 1, 1922.

Vol. IX
p43
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Maj Gen Ret 6 Nov 21.

Died 14 Nov 1948, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 90.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


The Author's Notes:

1 Name changed from Chamberlin to Chamberlain, Aug. 3, 1896.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Chamberlin's birthplace is from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.


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